The current international political and national economic situations
are causing significant changes in the Army.
During this period of force
reductions and resource constraints, the Army must remain ready to fight
anywhere, at any time, and win.
Because of these challenges, units must
carefully tailor their training to ensure they make the best use of their
limited resources in becoming proficient in tasks that support their wartime
missions. Battle Focus, as described in FM 25-101, provides Army leaders,
both Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC), with a method to
determine what and how to train based on anticipated wartime missions.
For the battle focused training system to work effectively, every
leader must completely understand the system and properly execute his role
within the system.
Planning links the unit METL and the execution of battle focused
training. It is a centralized process that aligns training priorities with
wartime requirements at all levels within the unit.
Although there are
other training requirements, battle focus allows the leader to narrow his
scope of planning to wartime mission essential tasks.